Alabama Offer is 'Big' for Browning

One of the top quarterbacks in California talks about his offer from Alabama, which came following a game of phone tag with Lane Kiffin.

Before Tuesday, four-star Folsom (Calif.) quarterback Jake Browning had never heard from Alabama, save for letters. About a week ago, offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin called Browning's head coach – former California quarterback Troy Taylor -- and the two played phone tag over the last seven days. Finally, on Tuesday, Browning was able to get a hold of the former USC head coach, and he had a pleasant surprise.

"My coach just told me to call today at 12:30, and then they offered me. It's been kind of quick," said Browning, who threw for 5,737 yards and 75 touchdowns last season to 17 interceptions on 440-of-579 passes.

"It's big. There's obviously a lot of tradition there, and they have great coaches and great players. I haven't been there, but I'm sure the facilities are insane and football is huge there," Browning said.

Browning plays in a spread offense, primarily out of the shotgun, for the Bulldogs, but the Crimson Tide's more pro-style attack doesn't deter him.

"At the end of the day, I want to throw the ball at the next level and win games," Browning said. "It's more of a basic offense, more old-school – well, not basic, ‘basic,' is the wrong word – but under-center, pro-style, stuff like that, and I'm more used to shotgun, but I can definitely adjust. My step-brother is actually a diehard Auburn fan, so I know a lot, just so I can make fun of him. I know they've got a QB competition going on right now, and I know they've always got some stud players there from all over. I've never been there, but I'm sure their facilities and all that are amazing, and I've heard good things about coach [Nick] Saban."


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